April 8 - The dock workers' strike in Hong Kong enters its second week with about 300 workers on the streets outside the entrance of the port in Kwai Tsing district over the weekend.
A high court ruling on Friday allowed no more than 80 workers to return to the container terminal area at Kwai Tsing after they were all earlier barred from entering.
The supply and export of various products - including the city's HK$300 billion re-export trade - is already starting to starting to slow and U-Freight is working with importers and exporters on contingency plans.
Major carriers have rerouted cargo to Pearl River Delta ports, as other vessels lay at anchor in the outer harbour. Some 80 containerships are expected to pile up at affected terminals in the next few days and the Hong Kong Shippers’ Council has advised operators and freight forwarders to divert cargo to Shenzhen if the strike at Kwai Tsing continues.
With our headquarters in Hong Kong, and a significant number of oceanfreight consolidation services through the container terminals, U-Freight is doing everything that it possibly can to minimise the impact on our client's cargoes.
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